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5 Things to Think About Before Hiring a Session Singer

Top Things to Consider Before Hiring a Session Singer

Hiring a session singer is usually near the end of a songwriting project. However, sometimes people are so excited to get to the end that they fast forward through important steps. This can lead to confusion, mistakes and retakes, so it's important to make sure you have these steps cleared before hiring a session singer! Hiring a Session Singer If you're not sure if you even need a session singer, check out this post on why a session singer is important for your song. By the time you're ready to hire a session musician, you likely are so excited to g[...]

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My Best Days as a Session Singer

The Best Days as a Session Singer to inspire Session Musicians and Songwriters

It's hard to pick just one "best day" as a session singer, but I have a couple that instantly come to mind. I really love what I do and am lucky to do it! I love session singing. It’s my full-time career, my passion and, I believe, my purpose. Giving a voice to someone’s song is such an incredible thing and very rewarding. Now, many singers disagree with me. They only want to sing their own songs, and couldn’t imaging putting their heart and soul into music they didn’t create. That’s okay! This job isn’t for everyone (nor is any job, really). I also[...]

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The Making of an Album – Martin Jourdan “Prayers and Dreams”

Martin Jourdan's new album "Prayers and Dreams"

It's been a while since I've written about one of my projects! I've been busy over at Tunedly and helping clients finish their songs. I want to take some time to tell you about Martin and his project, "Prayers and Dreams." The Making of Martin Jourdan's "Prayers and Dreams" Martin worked with us at Tunedly and in the beginning, we were a team of four. I was the Project Manager and occasional singer, we had a male singer and a piano player, and Martin was the writer/composer/mastermind. Here is the album on Spotify if you want to play it while you read along![...]

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Common Mistakes of New Session Musicians (and How to Avoid Them)

Mistakes are not the worst thing in the world. Often, they help us learn, highlight our trouble areas and grow. However, mistakes can also cost you jobs and relationships with clients. I’m going to list the most common errors I see in new session musicians (many of which I’ve made myself, so no judgment), and also show you how to avoid them or recover if you’ve already done them.   New Session Musician Mistakes Most of these are in no particular order, except the first one because it’s seriously so important and so few people do it. Even if you[...]

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Important Investments That All Session Singers Should Make

A Complete List of Important Investments for Your Singing Career!

People are often shocked when they ask me how to become a professional session singer and I give them a long list of things to buy. Like any business, you need to spend money to make money. For some things, you save until you have the funds, but some things are better to splurge on up front. I’m going to give you a list of things that I feel are worth the investment, along with what I use personally. There is always a cheaper version in case you’re not ready to make that leap, but I feel it's important to show you the reality of the business. Things Sing[...]

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6 Important Policies for Session Musicians

Important policies for session musicians

Today we’re talking about a very exciting and sexy topic: contract policies! I know, you’re probably not jumping out of your skin with excitement, but hear me out. This is super important, and you never know when it might benefit you or your client in some way. Example 1: You are halfway through a project when you come down with the flu. You are bedridden for days, and the client demands their money back. What do you do? Example 2: You haven’t started the project yet, but the client has a family emergency and needs the money back. What do you do? These ar[...]